Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native application platform to simplify app delivery. It is efficient and effective. The best feature is how easy it is to handle external services such as database management, messaging, and more. The automation thoroughly simplifies deploy and scale applications.
Another thing we liked about PCF is how easy it is to install it. The navigation is also easy, and the interface is very clean. Pivotal Cloud Foundry works best with hybrid cloud environments.
Keep in mind there is a steep learning curve. It is not for everybody. There are other issues as well. For instance, you don’t have an efficient way to view all logs. Screens also take a long time to load. The documentation is quite generic. If you need to search for a specific use case, you don’t have the docs. Finally, it requires a fair amount of manual configuration for an automatic tool.
Red Hat Openshift is a Kubernetes platform that enables building, deploying, and managing containerized applications across infrastructures. Among its advantages are that it is enterprise-grade and open-source.
For organizations that work on Kubernetes, it doesn’t get much better than OpenShift. What I like best about it is its simplicity. Whether you want to install a cluster or deploy your workloads, it is intuitive and seamless. You don’t need to take care of configuring networking because OpenShift automates it.
Other features we love are: you can deploy containers in various languages and frameworks. You can easily scale up and down. Tracking dependencies and provisioning containers are very simple.
For us, the subscription pricing model is a bit of a challenge. Especially if you have several microservices, you need to create an image for each one, which can get expensive. Moreover, you cannot reuse images for multiple microservices.
OpenShift is a superior Platform as a Service, without a doubt. Having tested both, if your budget can afford it, go with OpenShift.
Which of the two would you choose?
Between AWS and Azure, what is your platform of choice? What makes it your preferred platform?